Healthy Water Door County Announces New Grant Program

A new granting program has been established in Door County. Christine Henkel says “Healthy Water Door County” is one of several funding vehicles administered by the Door county Community Foundation… Henkel says grant funding is available for those who have ideas about protecting and preserving Door County’s water supply… To learn more about Healthy Water Door County call, 746-1786, or visit healthywaterdoorcounty.org

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Police Warn Residents of New Phone Scams

On Wednesday, Sturgeon Bay Police officers were dispatched to an east side home to follow up on a suspicious phone call. The occupant said she had just gotten off the phone with a male caller who said he was seeking donations for the Sturgeon Bay Fire Department and the Door County fire department. The local woman hung up after informing the caller that she wouldn’t … Continue reading

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USCG Will be Breaking Ice Friday Through Sunday

The US Coast Guard will conduct ice-breaking operations in northern Green Bay Friday through Sunday(1/29-31) between Marinette/Menominee and Sturgeon Bay. On Friday, the Coast Guard Cutter, Mobile Bay, will escort the tug, Jimmy L., and its barge from Sturgeon Bay to Marinette. The vessels will travel north and east of Green Island, approaching the Menominee entrance from the Michigan waters of Green Bay. On Sunday, … Continue reading

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Federal Lawsuit Over Hotel Development Dismissed

A lawsuit filed in federal court which sought to prohibit the City of Sturgeon Bay from selling property on the city’s west side waterfront to a hotel developer has been dismissed. In making his ruling, Judge William Griesbach indicated that, because the dispute has to do with state laws, it should be adjudicated in a state court. The city had asked for the dismissal and … Continue reading

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Burke Stepping Down as Head of DC Land Trust

Dan Burke, who has been the face of the Door County Land Trust for two decades, has announced that he will be stepping down as Executive Director in order to be closer to family in Colorado. His resignation is effective on February 19th. The Door County Land Trust is a local, non-profit organization working to protect Door County’s exceptional lands and waters forever. It has … Continue reading

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DOT Reaffirms Roundabouts Coming to Sturgeon Bay

The wheels are in motion and roundabouts are on their way to Sturgeon Bay. The Department of Transportation says its timetable is already underway and folks will be making their way around the circular intersections in July, if the weather holds up. State Senator Frank Lasee held a two-hour listening session on the Highway 42/57 project in Sturgeon Bay Monday evening at the Door County … Continue reading

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Lasee Supports Eagle Tower Renovation

There was a good turnout Monday afternoon for a meeting on the fate of the Eagle Tower, the 75-foot observation deck at Peninsula State Park. The tower has been closed since May of last year because of structural problems and the Department of Natural Resources has indicated that it could be taken down. State Senator Frank Lasee, who organized the meeting at the old town … Continue reading

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Enigl Donates Archive to Egg Harbor Historical Society

The Egg Harbor Historical Society acquired a treasure trove of Door County history in January when John Enigl turned over his archive of more than 200 audiotapes of interviews conducted during his writing career. Enigl, who wrote about history, agriculture and community events for the Door County Advocate for more than 20 years, donated the material to the society, which will catalog the tapes. The … Continue reading

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Sevastopol Superintendent to Retire in 2017

Doctor Linda Underwood, who has guided the day-to-day operations as Superintendent of the Sevastopol School District since 2012, will soon be retiring. Underwood’s contract is scheduled to run through June of 2017. The Sevastopol Board of Education is expected to meet in special session Wednesday evening at 6:30 in the multi-purpose room, in order to act on the retirement request. The board is also scheduled … Continue reading

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Door County Distillery to Expand

Door County Distillery has announced that it is expanding its distillery operations at 5806 Highway 42 in Carlsville. In order to do so, the firm’s restaurant, “Bistro 42” will be permanently closed after ten years in business. The expansion will include a second still and barrel storage area with viewing windows and a full bar for sampling spirits. New products are anticipated in 2016 including … Continue reading

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